Peri-implant bone loss around posterior mandible dental implants placed after distraction osteogenesis: preliminary findings.

@article{Polo2007PeriimplantBL,
  title={Peri-implant bone loss around posterior mandible dental implants placed after distraction osteogenesis: preliminary findings.},
  author={Wilson C K Polo and Ney Soares de Ara{\'u}jo and Ynara Bosco de Oliveira Lima and J{\'u}lio C{\'e}sar Joly and Wilson Roberto Sendyk and Patr{\'i}cia Ramos Cury},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={204-8}
}
BACKGROUND The present study evaluates implant survival and peri-implant bone loss around posterior mandible dental implants placed at sites of distraction osteogenesis. METHODS On removal of the distraction devices, 34 dental implants were inserted into 14 posterior mandible sites in 10 healthy, non-smoking female patients. Prosthetic treatment was performed 4 months after implant placement using fixed implant prostheses. After 6 to 16.5 months, periapical radiographs were taken and… CONTINUE READING